The Tour of France, and other stuff

Categories: Biking
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: July 24, 2005

I just finishing up watching the Tour of France. It is nice to see that Lance has won the 7th one in a row. It was a good race. While watching I recognized the street at the end of the race. I was there once with my family. We went to Paris on year for a summer vacation. I really did not like Paris, but it probably Frances equivalent of New York.
Watching the race makes me want to try a century some time. Not in a race type ride, but I would love to do a century just to see if I can do it in one day. I think if it was a level route I could do it, but if it is more like going around Pittsburgh, I don’t know if I could do it in a day, maybe 2 days.

  1. Rob says:

    Two things:

    1. Train for it.
    2. Get a comfortable bike seat!

    I think you’ll have fun. The M&M ride (which I believe is past) is 50 miles down and 50 miles back on the Yough trail.

  2. kb3iby says:

    Yep, pretty good race to watch. Vino’s win in the last stage was exciting to watch. I’m sure he didn’t make the sprinters happy, but hey he was trying to make a statement. He is a free agent after this season, and I’m sure plenty of teams will be going after him. I liked how he pointed across his jersey when he was talking to Lance on the podium. I guess he was saying he would like Discovery to be on his jersey next year.
    The M&M ride is from Meyersdale to Mckeesport, and they treat it as a two day event, 50 miles each day. They camp overnight somewhere along the route. I think there might be a one day option, but I’m not really sure. It goes relatively downhill in that direction, so it can be done.

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